Development Specialist joins Clermont County team

BATAVIA, OH — Welcome Development Specialist Scott Gafvert to Clermont County!

Scott just graduated with a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program. He has an undergraduate degree from Ohio University. He recently finished a planning internship with Dearborn County, Indiana, and previously worked as a co-op for the City of Cincinnati Department of City Planning. He has also worked for the nonprofit Center for Great Neighborhoods. Before returning to school, he was a realtor for Lou Park Realty in Blue Ash.

Scott will start his new role by collecting and marketing the county’s commercial real estate inventory so that Clermont County can be aggressive in answering leads from businesses looking for new locations. He will also be heading up the county’s business retention and expansion program, which is a wellness check on our county’s employers to evaluate their needs and help them grow. He will also be working with Clermont County’s communities and answering data requests.

As Development Specialist, he will be fully integrated into the Department of Community and Economic Development.

His top priorities are:

(1) Bringing the Department of Community and Economic Development to the level of service that a growing Clermont County needs and deserves by providing economic development guidance, advice, tools and incentives to our communities.

(2) Working strategically with other divisions within the Community and Economic Development Department to bolster efforts on behalf of our communities.

“The Clermont County Commissioners have demonstrated their commitment to providing a high level of service to Clermont County’s communities in hiring Scott Gafvert,” said Michael McNamara, Director, Community and Economic Development. “They understand that Clermont County is growing, and with that, the development needs and expectations of our communities will grow. With Scott’s education, training and experience, we will be able to meet those needs, and we couldn’t be happier to have Scott on the Clermont County team.”